Washi tape




Who doesn’t love washi tape? The challenge is to use it, particularly as I am now two thirds of the way through this year’s resolution to “use what you have”. So today is declared washi  Wednesday and I have been taping all sorts of objects in an attempt to use some of 50 (! How did that happen?) rolls of tape hanging in th craft room.

I have made fridge magnets from wooden pegs and magnetic sheets, and decorated more pegs that I use for clamping in the craft room. I covered corporate pencils and plastic coat hangers and also made the binder clips that I use for sewing very pretty.

(tip for covering pencils with minimal creases, run a strip of washi around the top and bottom of the pencil before spiralling around with the full length of washi )

I copied the bunting string from various pinterest posts and will use it to prettify a parcel

I have beautified spray bottles and tea lights but still haven’t made a dent in the stash, so  covering  journals and making cards is on the list for the next washi Wednesday.

Not being ambitious enough to do wall decor with washi, I would welcome suggestions for practical uses for the washi mountain. Polite suggestions only please,

Wedding card


I have seen YouTube demos where metallic thread is twizzled to make an embellishment so a wedding card seems a good place to try it.

lots of tape required to sandwich loops of thread between card and topper.

while embellishing it seemed sensible to add vellum flourishes, pearl drops and silver pen strokes too.


Stationery holder gift


A small gift of four cards made from the same paper set ( nature’s gallery by Docrafts) made better by presenting them in a folder .

a sheet of 12×12″ paper from the same range is scored horizontally at 7″ and 11″  then at 5″ and 7″ down to form a spine.. I rounded the corners  too.

Fold all but the 1″ cuff to form the folder and fix brads from cover to  inner as shown, then stick ribbon or twine inside the cuff and use the final cuff fold to firm the ribbon in place and cover the brad legs.

imageI poked two holes in the front cover and threaded some fine twine through then strung some tags from the nature’s gallery range on the twine to decorate the cover.